More and more people are suffering from high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
High Blood Pressure
Hypertension puts you at risk of developing a lot of serious diseases, many of which can end in premature death.
We’ve all heard this story before: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates a drug that has already flooded the market, only to find that an unintended ‘side effect’ of the drug is that it’s a cancer risk.
If people can have too much of a good thing, imagine the dangers that come from of having too much of a bad thing.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is voluntarily recalling a blood pressure medication after an impurity classified as a cancer-causing chemical was found.
Even scientists can bark up the wrong tree sometimes. For more than a century, they have pointed their fingers at salt as the main culprit in high blood pressure or hypertension that leads to kidney damage, stroke, and heart attack.
Our kidneys are super important for our health. They filter our blood, produce hormones, absorb minerals, produce urine, eliminate toxins, and neutralize acids. So as one of the most important organs in your body, your kidneys deserve some love.
Charlotte Libov, December 10, 2015
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